November 2010

Robert Bowen Photography

Nov 30 2010
By: Chris Laich Music Services
Categories: Washington DC Wedding Vendors
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22 years of experience make Robert Bowen an amazing wedding photographer, but it’s his enthusiastic, fresh approach to the uniqueness of each and every wedding and his video photographer’s eye that sets him apart.

Image by Robert Bowen Photography

Image by Robert Bowen Photography

Robert’s brother Bill owns Suburban Video, and his other brother Thomas owns Thomas Bowen Films. 24 years ago, Robert began working with Bill at Suburban Video. Filming several weddings a weekend taught Robert how to unobtrusively capture the essence of a wedding day with all its joy and poignancy on film. After a couple years working with his brothers, he was inspired to set off on his own in photography, earning a degree at the New York Institute.

Image by Robert Bowen Photography

Image by Robert Bowen Photography

Applying his technical skill and creativity as a photographer to the creative bones he learned as a videographer results in something truly special. Recently, Robert told us that he treats each wedding as a blank canvas. While he knows that there are the shots he’s going to take, such as the cake cutting and the first dance, there are other moving, spectacular instances. Those singular, sparkling moments reveal themselves as the day progresses and are included in the photographic scene he is documenting.

Image by Robert Bowen Photography

Image by Robert Bowen Photography

Image by Robert Bowen Photography

Image by Robert Bowen Photography

Robert says what he learned most as a videographer, panning past the crowd during the first dance with the bride and groom on the foreground or as the bride prepares to walk down the aisle, is that the precise moment to capture on film will come with no coaching or staging necessary. As such, he focuses on his first priority – thrilling his clients with pictures that echo the feelings they experienced that day. After the wedding, all that is left are memories and the pictures he takes, so Robert pours all his energy into producing authentic, emotive, crisp, and beautiful photos for his couples to cherish for years to come.

Image by Robert Bowen Photography

Image by Robert Bowen Photography

Image by Robert Bowen Photography

Image by Robert Bowen Photography

He isn’t exaggerating! We’ve seen him moving nonstop, working hard to ensure he doesn’t miss a thing, and his images speak for themselves. Robert’s professionalism and commitment to his clients make him a pleasure to work with, and we’re always excited to see him on our client’s wedding day.

Image by Robert Bowen Photography

Image by Robert Bowen Photography

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Newton White Mansion Set Up

Nov 23 2010
By: Chris Laich Music Services
Categories: Washington DC Event Venues
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If you’re planning a wedding in Washington, DC and are looking for a historic venue, you’re in the right city!

Built in 1939 and just outside of Washington, DC in Mitchellville, Maryland, Newton White Mansion is a picturesque site for a wedding. Like most historic wedding venues in the area, there’s enough space to host your wedding indoors, outdoors, or a combination of both.

One of the biggest pluses of Newton White Mansion is its huge patio – ideal for an outdoor ceremony. We were there recently and, using our peerless wireless Bose speakers and expertise, provided crystal clear sound!

Check out our speaker and equipment placement below.

Newton White Mansion

Wedding Ceremony, Newton White Mansion, Chris Laich Music Services equipment set up

Newton White Mansion

Wedding Ceremony, Newton White Mansion, Chris Laich Music Services equipment set up

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What Did Jackie and JFK Dance To On Their Wedding day?

Nov 18 2010
By: Chris Laich Music Services
Categories: Wedding Music
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Jackie Kennedy is a style touchstone for many brides as they shop for their wedding gowns.

But have you ever wondered what song she and President John F. Kennedy chose for their first dance?

Jackie and John Kennedy

Jackie and John F. Kennedy on their wedding day

Performed by Meyer Davis and his orchestra, they danced to “I Married an Angel.”

We couldn’t find the version the Kennedys danced to anywhere, but this jazz interpretation by Nat Adderly is very romantic:

For more details on Jackie and John F. Kennedy’s wedding, visit here.


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